VELLORE: Inspector General of Police (IG) of North Zone, P Kannappan, on Thursday said measures would be taken to streamline temple car processions to avert mishaps.
“We will take steps to streamline the temple car processions to ensure safety and security without affecting the religious sentiments of the common man. We will seek help from the revenue departments, EB and PWD departments for this,” said the IG. He had a review meeting with Deputy Inspector General of Police (DG) of Vellore Range M T Ganeshmoorthy and Superintendent of Police of Vellore A Kayalvizhi at Gudiayattam. “We will introduce compulsory procedures to be followed during temple car processions.” he said. He also stated that the department would insist that temple authorities finish the car procession before 6 pm.
Regarding Wednesday’s tragedy, police have booked a case against the Thiru Ther Committee members, EB officials attached to Sethukarai sub-station and persons engaged in Kattai Poduthal under section 337 (causing hurt or endangering life or personal safety of others), 338 (causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) and 304 (A) (causing death by negligence) of the IPC.